Fixed some summer sausage with high temp cheese the other day....

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  1. Lady Hunter

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    Did two batches. One with a mix from Cabelas and another with a mix from Owens BBQ. Not a fan of the Owens BBQ mix - my husband says it's a "sweet" summer sausage, to me it just has a musty "old" flavor to it. Yuck.

    Anyway, the cheese turned out GREAT! I've got more on order & we'll be making a double-batch with the Cabela's mix next weekend.

    p.s. One of our "presents to ourselves" this Christmas was the meat mixer. It makes a HUGE difference!

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  2. barney

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  3. baknblack

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    I've tried a lot of different things but, the kits from Cabelas have the best flavor. I love the jalapeƱo.
     
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  4. countryboy3006

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    Looks good. We have been making our own for a few years now. We use kits from LEM meat products and have had good luck with them.
     
  5. Pointpuller

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    Looks great!!! Thanks for the look and process info.
     
  6. Gooch

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    wow that looks amazing ,,,how much cheese do u use per pound of meat
     
  7. Lady Hunter

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    They recommend 1# of cheese per 10# of meat so that's what we went with. Seemed to portion out pretty good.
     
  8. rabbit dawg

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    Anyone know a way to keep it in the freezer without drying it out real bad. That's the reason I quit making it. Looks real good lady hunter.
     
  9. Lady Hunter

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    We vacuum seal it. Never had a problem with it drying out...
     
  10. rabbit dawg

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    I need to invest in one of those.
     
  11. Chessie202

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    I liked the Walton's brand of seasoning. That and the Cabela's are both really good.
     
  12. beauhunter41031

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    Sounds good im curious on the cost of throwing the equipment together to make my own summer sausage on a budget
     
  13. Lady Hunter

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    All together, it gets pricy but we've picked up a piece here and a piece there over the past 15-17 years so it was all spread out. To get an idea of totals, go to a site like Cabelas, LEM, or Weston and price out a grinder (I'd recommend a 1hp #22 neck), and a 5# stuffer. Summer sausage CAN be done in the oven but we like it smoked so add one a smoker to the list. And a good remote thermometer. A meat mixer isnt REQUIRED but it makes large batches easier. FINALLY, add a kit containing seasonings, cure, casings, and twine which will run you about $20 for enough to do 25 lbs.
     
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  14. Lady Hunter

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    Hope thats coherent. Temp is near 103 and its making my brain a bit fuzzy!
     
  15. beauhunter41031

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    Thank you
     

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